Grand Opening Held for Peninsula on the Indian River Bay Clubhouse


More than 700 invited guests officially cut the ribbon on the new, state-of-the-art clubhouse at the Peninsula on the Indian River Bay in Long Neck, during a ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Among those in attendance were Ocean Atlantic and Schell Brothers officials, local dignitaries, residents of the community and representatives of the Whayland Co., general contractors on the months-long project.

The more than 35,000-square-foot clubhouse immediately adds a new dimension to what was already one of coastal Delaware’s most prestigious residential communities.

“This beautiful clubhouse on the shores of the Indian River Bay was one of our core projects in 2016, and we’re extremely pleased with the way it turned out,” says Steve Hentschel, president of the Whayland Co. “This incredible facility will be the centerpiece of The Peninsula for many years to come, and we’re extremely proud that our friends at Ocean Atlantic trusted us to make it a reality.”

Designed to fully showcase the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, as well as the surrounding environment, the clubhouse features several windows and balconies that give residents and visitors spectacular views from all sides.

The facility also includes a wine room, a wood burning pizza oven, a billiard room, full-service locker rooms, a golf shop and a high definition golf simulator.

On their Facebook page, representatives of Schell Brothers, builders in The Peninsula, said they were “awe-inspired by how this architectural beauty turned out.”

The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay features 800 acres along one of coastal Delaware’s three inland bays and is defined by the championship golf course, the tidal wetlands and now the expansive clubhouse.

Since opening its doors in 1950, the management and staff of the Whayland Co., has worked continuously to secure its reputation as a high-value, reasonably priced provider of construction and project management services on the Delmarva Peninsula. The company’s clients have long recognized the value of partnering with a firm that not only offers comprehensive services, but also tailors those services to the clients’ needs.

To learn more about the services offered by the Whayland Co., call 302-875-5445 or visit

100 West 10th Street
Laurel, DE 19956

Office: 302.875.5445
Fax: 302.875.5581